Qijia Jades: Donations by Ms. Wo-Chun Fan

2 February 2018 - 11 March 2018

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Gallery I, Art Museum

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Event Details:

Qijia culture is an important prehistoric culture around the upper Huanghe region. It was discovered by Johan Gunnar Andersson in 1924 in Guanghe, Gansu Province at a site called Qijiaping, from which the culture got its name. Qijia culture approximately lasted from 2300 BCE to 1700 BCE, with Eastern Gansu, Northeastern Qinghai, Southern Ningxia and Western Shaanxi being the major areas. The culture’s important archaeological sites include, in Gansu Province: Huangniangniangtai in Wuwei City, Dahezhuang and Qinweijia in Yongjing City; and in Qinghai Province: Lajia, Minhe County and Liuwan, Ledu County. Qijia jades are one of the representatives of prehistoric Western China jades, paralleling the jade culture in Hongshan and Liangzhu of Eastern China. Typical Qijia jades included bi, cong and bi formed by multiple huang. They were found not only in tombs but also burial pits and excavated settlements. The surface of Qijia jades was mostly plain without any decorative motif. Generally, local jade materials were used. This exhibition showcases 32 pieces of jade donated by Ms. Wo-Chun Fan for the permanent collection of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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